OPENING THE GATE OF VERIFICATION: THE FORGOTTEN ARAB–ISLAMIC FLORESCENCE OF THE 17TH CENTURY

@article{ElRouayheb2006OPENINGTG,
  title={OPENING THE GATE OF VERIFICATION: THE FORGOTTEN ARAB–ISLAMIC FLORESCENCE OF THE 17TH CENTURY},
  author={Khaled El-Rouayheb},
  journal={International Journal of Middle East Studies},
  year={2006},
  volume={38},
  pages={263 - 281}
}
  • K. El-Rouayheb
  • Published 1 May 2006
  • History
  • International Journal of Middle East Studies
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